Do you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was? Well, then do we have quite the challenge to you!

Welcome one and all to the Pokémon X and Y League, hosted by the ZeldaInformer Forums! The XY League is the third Pokémon League competition held on the forums following Leagues for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heartgold, and Soulsilver and Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2.

For those unfamiliar with previous versions of the challenge, the ZeldaInformer XY League features 12 forum members who have taken on the roles of Gym Leaders and Elite Four members. Challengers (you!) have the opportunity to compete in Wi-Fi battles in order to obtain badges from Leaders; once eight badges have been collected, it’s on to the Elite Four!

The rules are outlined here, and you should read through them thoroughly before signing up; however, I’ll give you guys a quick rundown here. To enter, you must have a 3DS and a copy of either Pokémon X or Pokémon Y (digital or retail). You then register up to 10 Pokémon and items in the registration thread; be sure to check the list of restricted Pokémon, items, abilities, and moves before registering! Also, please be aware that altering your Pokémon through the use of external devices (Action Replay on older games, Pokégen, etc.) is prohibited. (If you don’t know what this is or how to do it, then you have nothing to worry about.)

Curious about who you’ll be facing? Fear not, for a full rundown of all of the Gym Leaders and Elite Four members is below (the format below is Forum Username – Battle Type (Single, Double, etc.) – Theme).

Gym Leaders:

  • Gestalt Replicant – Single – Fairy
  • ewh1995 – Rotation – Fire
  • Dante – Single – Psychic
  • I AM ERROR – Rotation – Ghost
  • WaterMaster – Single – Ice
  • sweet devil – Single – Ground
  • Pokemon4Ever – Single – Electric
  • swimiller – Rotation – Water

Elite Four:

  • Shabutie – Single – Fighting
  • Kenta – Single – Steel
  • Chimeric – Rotation – Dark
  • River Zora – Single – Dragon

And, there’s a lot more going on in the forums as well! Gym Leader swimiller is currently hosting his own Pokémon League, where he is every Gym Leader; that league currently has a new Champion (Pokemon4Ever), so feel free to challenge it in addition to the XY League! There are also tournaments and other events held frequently; feel free to start your own tournament in our Mini Tournaments board.

Are you new to competitive battling? Unsure how to IV breed or EV train? Fear not, for the League members are here to help! Simply make a post for your team in our thread for team rating, and League members and other challengers can critique it and help you to become a better battler; we’re always happy to help! For example, Gym Leader WaterMaster came to us asking for help; by the time we were done with him, he had ascended to the champion’s throne of the League and has now taken over his very own Gym, as well as competing in Pokémon National Championships in the UK.

If you have any questions about the league, feel free to leave them in the comments or post them in the questions thread on the forums; additionally feel free to send me a Personal Message on the ZI forums (my username is ewh1995).

Good luck, challengers!

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Elijah Holt
Greetings Gamnesiacs! I'm Elijah Holt, a Associate Editor coming at you live from beautiful Alabama. My love for gaming started at an early age and has ingrained a love for two different gaming companies in my mind. On one side, my love of the Nintendo 64 and my countless hours spent perfecting the first few levels of Super Mario 64 (I was never good enough to get past those...maybe if they release it for the Wii U eShop someday...) resulted in my love for everything Nintendo; meanwhile, I also owned an original PlayStation, which has resulted in me currently owning a PS3 and PS4 for a few Sony exclusives and third-party titles. I'm a recent graduate of Auburn University, where I majored in Software Engineering. I currently work in DevOps as an Automation Engineer. I look forward to continuing to provide the finest content on the internet to loyal Gamnesia readers like you. Want to contact me? You can always shoot me an email at [email protected]


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